Dilip Kumar health update: Doctors say actor is alert and his condition is improving

FP Staff

Aug,07 2017 21:06 25 IST

Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who is undergoing treatment for kidney-related problems, is showing signs of improvement day by day, said a senior official from Lilavati Hospital.

Dilip Kumar. File Photo

Dilip Kumar. File Photo

Doctors are happy with how the 94-year-old actor is responding to treatment, Ajay Kumar Pande, Vice President, Lilavati Hospital, told IANS.

"Dilip saab's health has improved as compared to yesterday. His creatinine levels have come further down, and doctors are happy with these signs," Pande said.

Dilip Kumar is in the ICU.

"He has eaten food on his own and that's a very good sign. He's alert and we are happy with how his health is improving," Pande added.

The thespian was admitted to the hospital on 2 August due to dehydration and urinary tract infection. High potassium and creatinine levels had raised concerns that he may have to be put on dialysis, but doctors decided against it after he started responding well to treatment.

The family friend, Faisal Farooqui, shared an update about Kumar's health on the actor's official Twitter page.

"Dilip Saab is doing much better now. Please remember him in your prayers. -FF," he posted.

"The excellent team of doctors and staff of Lilavati Hospital along with Saira Baaji are caring for Dilip Saab 24x7. -FF."

(With inputs from agencies)